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Listen to Nubiyan Twist's New Album Featuring Tony Allen & Mulatu Astatke

We premiere Jungle Run, due February 15 from Strut Records.

Nubiyan Twist are a 12-piece London-based collective blending a wide array styles and influences into a modern soulful sound that's been brewing out of the UK's new jazz scene.

The band, who initially met at the Leeds College Of Music. is now preparing the release of Jungle Run, a 10-track album that sees them collaborate with several artists from their circle (and a few legends) as they weave across compositions influenced by hip-hop, afrobeat, Ethio-jazz, dub, Latin music and much more.

Jungle Run features several tracks with vocalist Nubiya Brandon, saxophonist Nick Richards and Ghana's K.O.G, among others. Notably, afrobeat originator and longtime Fela Kuti collaborator Tony Allen lends his percussion for "Ghosts," while Ethio-jazz inventor and legend Mulatu Astatke features in "Addis to London."

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